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DecolonizeLA: Un-casting colonization from our dreams, casting spells, igniting our decolonized collective dreams through dance and plants w/ Charmaine Bee + Joy
May 7, 2016 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us to co-create change collectively as well as release restrictive & oppressive structures that limit expansion. Together let’s un-cast the nightmares of colonization!
This workshop/performance will consist of movement that co-creates ritual space, use of herbs to support collective spell casting/ un-casting and to invoke and activate individual and collective dreams. Together we will interrogate how we can use our dream world as a space to activate our intentions.
We come to this work acknowledging the history, psychological, economic, physiological impact of colonization on people Indigenous to the Americas as well as people of African heritage and the impact on our sacred practices of spell casting and un-casting. This work addresses “decolonizing” as a recognition and grounding in community to connect to the ever – evolving work (of our ancestors). Some of this work includes practices that have been passed on such as working with intention to manifest our desires. We are engaging in this work in order to assess/ release the oppressive structures that impact our growth and expansion from the micro to the macro level in the everyday.
We will bring our experience in herbalism/ plant medicine, dream interpretation, and healing movement work into the space to support the work of spell/un-casting. Be ready to move, walk through the city, dream & dance. Bring a lunch, water, and your intentions to decolonize L.A
This event is part of the Decolonize LA series, and was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.